Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has charged Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for alleged breaches of its anti-corruption code.
According to espncricinfo, the pair were handed official charge sheets of their alleged wrong doings on Saturday in Lahore.
The PCB confirmed in a statement that Sharjeel and Latif had been charged for breaching various articles under Clause 2, including specific ones to attempt to corrupt a game, as well as more general misdemeanours of failing to disclose suspect approaches.
“They have been handed notices and been advised to seek legal counsel,” the PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi told ESPNcricinfo. “They have 14 days to respond.”
a week after they were sent home from the UAE where they were part of Islamabad United’s squad in the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
Sharjeel and Latif have been in Lahore for the last three days, where they have been interviewed extensively by the PCB’s Vigilance and Security department. They were handed their notices in person on Saturday.
The pair, along with team-mate Mohammad Irfan, were first questioned by the PCB’s anti-corruption unit straight after that game. Sharjeel and Latif were sent home, but Irfan was allowed to stay on and has continued to play a part in Islamabad’s campaign.
In the immediate aftermath of those developments, Zulfiqar Babar from Quetta Gladiators and Shahzaib Hasan of Karachi Kings, were also questioned. But both have been cleared and have continued to play for their franchises.
The other key figure in the investigation is another left-handed opener who has represented Pakistan – Nasir Jamshed, who was arrested in the UK by the National Crime Agency last Monday but released on bail until April.